The Bijou Movie Theater is currently owned and operated by Chris and Kira Moore.

The Bijou is a combination “First Run” and “Second Run” theater. While participating in Nationwide Openings whenever we can, we do show movies 2 or more weeks after their opening to get as many movies through Mount Vernon/Lisbon as possible!

Keeping a family-friendly (and just plain old friendly) atmosphere is important to us, so we’re keeping the traditions that have made the Bijou special. Bear with us as we fumble through our version of the “Jerry Show” (we’re still coming into our own on that one). We regularly do pre-show drawings for pop and popcorn and sometimes even for posters or something un-expected! Keep an eye on the movie times, because we might try to squeeze in an extra matinee or a late-night show.

See you at the Bijou!


We’ve already discovered that scheduling movies is like a puzzle. Fitting in the Nationwide openings, with the required number of weeks can be tricky! We’ve already had to choose between two movies that we want to show. Bummer! Give us your input on what movies you are looking forward to and we’ll do our best to keep you informed of if and when we will be showing them.


We are looking into having special events and such, including special showings, independent films and more. We will make announcements on timing and what is possible as we move forward.


Chris and Kira Moore officially became the owners of the Bijou on Oct 22, 2015. Artists by day, they have operated a caricature business together for 4 years, and have each drawn caricatures for over 8 years. If they are ever both not at an opening show, they are somewhere at an event drawing a crowd!

Kira (Scott) is a Mount Vernon native. She attended K-12 in Mount Vernon schools graduating in 2002.

Chris grew up in a small town in Indiana and moved to Iowa shortly before he and Kira were married.

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